Legal Intern (Winter Semester)
The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)/National Lesbian and Gay Law Foundation (NLGLF), located in Washington, DC, has an exciting opportunity for second- and third-year law students interested in advancing diversity and promoting justice in and through the legal profession. NLGLA/NLGLF seeks a flexible, energetic legal intern capable of working in a small, fast-paced office environment. The intern will be a valuable part of the NLGLA/NLGLF team, working with staff, volunteers and board members to research important policy and legal issues impacting the organization. This part-time position offers the opportunity to gain exposure to national issues and play a substantive role in helping NLGLA/NLGLF achieve the strategic goals found in its 2008-2012 strategic plan.
This is an unpaid position for the winter semester. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources. Multiple internships may be filled from this listing. Internships can be conducted virtually; candidates do not need to be local.
- Research public policy statements and legal and legislative issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals
- Assist in the preparation of publications on LGBT legal issues, including amici briefs, law review articles and white papers
- Other duties as assigned based on the needs of NLGLA/NLGLF
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Current second- or third-year law student in excellent academic standing
- Exceptional research and writing skills
- Experience with legislative process and social justice advocacy
- Ability to analyze and synthesize information in a concise, coherent manner
- Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to LGBT issues
- Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work independently and execute assignments with limited supervision within nonprofit organizational structures
NLGLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selected candidate will enjoy a professional work environment, a flexible schedule, and a collegial culture.
To apply, send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to: Juan Ramon Garcia, Program Associate at Juan@nlgla.org
Students are reminded to bring a USB drive with them to every exam they take on computer. The USB drive is a back-up in case you have wireless connectivity problems and cannot submit an exam over the network. Even students taking exams on computer should always bring bluebooks and pens in case of computer or electrical failure.
Students are solely responsible for providing their own USB drives, bluebook, pens, and any other required items. Bluebooks and a small number of USB drives are available for sale in the Faculty Resource Center (room 272):
- Bluebooks, two for 30 cents
- 64 MB USB drives, $10 each
The Faculty Resource Center is only open the following hours, so plan accordingly:
- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
Bluebooks, USB drives, pens, etc., are not available for sale, rent or loan anywhere else in the Law School; and the IT staff will not copy exams from student laptops for students who failed to come prepared. Every student has been given a free USB drive. Don't leave it where it's no use to you.
Phi Alpha Delta along with the Section 2 1L's would like to personally thank everyone for their help with our Kentucky Harvest Food Drive!!! Both staff and students helped to provide various food items to families in need during this holiday season. We greatly appreciate the abundance of support and generosity shown by everyone. Again, thank you for making this community event a huge success.
The Law School will once again be participating in the LBA's toy drive. Santa’s Court Toy Drive benefits children not adopted from Salvation Army Angel Trees. Many of those not chosen will be older children, so please gear your purchases toward boys and girls 10 and over.
When you do your holiday shopping, remember to pick up something for the toy drive. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts to the Dean's Office or the Law School Copy Center.
Your participation will certainly make the holiday season a little brighter for many local children! Thank you!
Last week, Professor Manning Warren and his son Sebrand, a 10th grader at DuPont Manual, delivered 25 bags of canned goods donated by UofL Law School students as part of a Kentucky Harvest food delivery run to St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. Below is a copy of the letter of appreciation that he received from the organization.
Dear Staff and Students,
On behalf of Kentucky Harvest I’d like to offer thanks for the 4000 cans of food and assorted items you donated to Kentucky Harvest. Your donation will be taken to an area shelter or mission in Louisville, KY. Our motto is “People Helping People” and with your aid we can certainly live out that statement. Best wishes, and thanks once again for your kindness.
Marc F. Curtis
Director of Operations
Exam time can be an extremely stressful time, one which may raise issues that may otherwise remain under the surface for us. Below are three links-- one for mental health screening (this takes you to a University of Minnesota web page where you can click on "On-line screening."), one for alcohol abuse, and one for marijuana abuse screening-- if you have concerns about yourself. If you feel you need help with these issues or any others that may affect your ability to do well on exams, please feel free to stop by and see me in Room 212 and together we'll find the appropriate resources for you. You may also call the UL Counseling Center directly at 852-6585. I will also post these links on the Academic Support web page.
We will have two events right after the winter break for those students taking the bar exam in 2009. The first will be Tuesday, January 6 from 11:45-12:45 in Room 275 (available through Tegrity for those unable to attend in the daytime). This session will feature Bonnie Kittinger from the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners. She will discuss character and fitness issues, as well as what to expect during the bar exam itself.
I will present the second session on the ins and outs of the bar application process. This session will take place on Thursday, January 8 from 12:05-1:05 in Room 175. It will be repeated again from 5-6 p.m. that same day, also in Room 175.
If anyone has particular concerns they would like Ms. Kittinger to address, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let her know ahead of time so she can be sure to include those issues.
“I would like to congratulate the arbitration competition team on their great performance at the ABA arbitration competition this past weekend. It was the first time each member of the team had competed, yet they managed to secure an arbitrator judge’s vote in each of the two rounds. Their evaluation forms include many positive comments. Here are some highlights. Lily Chan and Josh Speirs prepared a “well organized” opening statement and summation. They made “good use of evidence” and gave a “well done professional and ethical presentation.” Mike McIntire’s direct examination included “good chronological organization of questions and proof,” and on cross he did well by showing “possible bias.” His partner, Colleen Goodman, gave a “superior” opening with “great organization” and a “good timeline” that was “great on remedies.” All participants were repeatedly congratulated on how well-prepared their witnesses were. I have every expectation that next year Lily and Josh will make use of their experience to advance the team to the semi-finals.”